The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1931 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 4, 1931
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*> I'AGB 8tt BJ.rrnEVU.i.R. (ARK.) ' THE BI3YTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TEK COURIER NEWS CO.. PUBLISHERS O.'R. BABCOCK. BUUW H. W. HAINES, Advertlalnf M»n»jer ' ' Bole 'National Advertising Repre«m»llv<f: Ths Thomas P. Clark Co. toe.. New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Ran Aulonlo, B»n Frauclsco, Cli'cago, St. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the po office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act October 9, 1917. Served by tht United Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES By carrier In the city ol Blytlievllle, 15c per week or $6.50 per year in advance. By mall within a radius ol 50 miles, 13.00 per year, $1.50 for six months. 85c for three monll^; by mall In postal zones two to six. inclusive, UJM per year. In zones seven and eight, 110.00 per year, pas-able In advance. Pensions For the Needy The coming.decade probably will see an enormous extension of the practice of giving money from the public treasury to people who are unable to support • themselves without help. The concept of government as :i paternal institution is growing. If the number of prospective wage-earners continues to be opt of all proportion .to the number of jobs available, slate and federal pension and insurance laws will inevitably show an increase. After the World War various states began to pay pen'sions to widows who were unable to support their children. Today such pensions are being paid in, 4') states, two territories and the District of Columbia. Yet it all amounts to' the 'merest drop in the bucket. In Cincinnati, for example, the average isuni received by a needy widow from the state is $30 a month. In Seattle it is $20. In many states the maximum is $20, with the average far under that figure. The Children's Bureau of the Department of Labor, after surveying 61 large cities, found that on the average only about a third of the families aided under these pension laws get as much as is necessary for bare existence, < In many states the number of mothers eligible to these pensions who are on the waiting list far exceeds the number of those actually being helped. Furthermore, Department of Labor studies have shown that the married woman who works is nol, usually, simply trying to earn pin money. In •most eases,she is either entirely or partially supporting; a family. On. top of that, in some parts of the country— especially in the textile regions-—men's .wage scales are based on the assumption that either the wife or one of the children will also be working and contributing to the support of the family, .the status of the . married woman' has changed vastly, and these figures make it obvious. It is also obvious tliat we have hardly scratched the surface with our pension laws so far. If, for example, more jobs are to be made for men by removing married women from industrial payrolls, an enormous increase in mothers' pensions will be absolutely necessary. Even to bring OUT OUR WAY tije existing pension payments ui> to respectable levels would entail a huge boost in public expenditures. Ye|t these things, eventually, will probably be done. Direct payments to the needy from the public till are going to increase, not diminish. We might just ns well irmke up our minds to it. — liruce Cation. The Cop Speaks Up . The Patrolmen's Henevolenl Association, of New York City, has passed a resolution urging motion picture producers not to make underworld films which "glorify the lives of gangsters, gunmen unit racketeers." A great deal ol' the protest against gangster movies is not very well founded. Here, however, is a kick witli which one can sympathize. After nil, it must be rather tough to be a policeman and to find, (hut the gunman is frequently portniypd us a super-clever, brave and dashing eliup, who enlists Hie public .syrnpnthies even if he is ;i public enemy. The patrolman gels less than his iliK; in the fight on the underworld. He risks his life, and not infrequently he loses it. If he arrests a gangster he usually fails to get credit for it, anil it often happens that corruption higher up enables the gangster to go scot free anyhow, is it any wonder that the patrolman is tired of seeing- the gangster glorified? THUKSDAY, JUNE 4, 1931 SIDE GLANCES By George Clark When Racing Interests Are Entrenched in a State In vetoing u pnrl-mutuel racing- bill passed by the legislature of Florida CIov. Doyle E. Carlton said he acted in part on the advice of the attorney general and assistant attorney general of Kentucky, a stale where track betting Is legal. They had written him that the pari- muluel system was demoralizing In Its effect on the entire state, because the people who operated It "were In 'politics and attempting to run the government." . When efforts were being made to force n rac- livy bill through the last Arkansas legislature, tha Gazette said: Once let race . track Interests get established in Arkansas under the authority of -law nnd a powerful pnd sinister force would for the future play a large part In our politics nnd our government. Nol only would race track gambling- have a largo part In every race for governor. but the same -ixnver would be felt In every legislature. Thnt"po)vfr would be exerted for or against other legislation/ with the slnjlc selfish • purpose of say-Ing" race track gambling— at 'any cost, to the -best Interests of the slate. Now comes the testimony ol Attorney Qt-n- eral Cammack and Assistant Attorney General. •Hpllfieid of Kentucky. The: race track Interests. jOfvtlut state, these two'b'oricials warned Florida's governor, are "In politics and .attempting to run the government." . ;— Arkansas Gazette. lioen (lie response to an attempt to decrease the cost of the over-1 head through better dstrlbutlon. In every scheme that lias brcn developed the chirr fault Is the lessening of pcifonal relationship tf-1'.vecn the physician and [lie patient. It is human nature for the worker lo feel liis responsibility lo i the source of his Income. It Is; safer for Ihe patient if the physician feels that !>.' Is rcs]>onsiblc primarily lo Uio pallc-nl. Anv plan lhat lessens the responsibility of i'ie trained physician to the pa- llenl or that denies him Hi? reward of Individual effort of super - tor abllilv is detrimental to ilic welfare of the patient. II must be remembered In this; connection that medical education in this country JILLS been improved I conslanlly and thai ihe medic-all profc.ssion of the next generation. will he In (jcr-iral o fa much high- I (-.>• grade tlian thai of the present.! II must be remembered also that | research has shown tliat !)0 per cent of tl-a diseases alfcctimr human beings can IIP diagnosed nnd Ircaled by n gcneial practitioner with the amount of cimipment he can carry In n handbag. It is on- : ly the remaining 10 per r.'iil of dif- i llcult and serious diseases lhat re- j quires hospHall/allon anil tlie co-. crdinated services of numerous specialists. THIS CURIOUS WORLD, "I tell you, boss, I'm too sick lo come to work.- If you don't believe me, you can talk with the doctor—he's right here with me now." The Editor's Letter Box Clillil Safely iTo the editor:) I wish to compliment you Oil your editorial "Dangerous Playthings." If move papers would publish such good doctrine we would nol have AO n»ny crippled ami maimed children. J. P. RODERICK, Lcachville, <\rk. W£N r»£ 8O\T1SH TO THE \HHite HOUSE, THE WAR OF DOLLYMAWSbH 6E SAVfD,8V CARHVWG IT AV/AV oiscovf neo, HAS, A P£DlGflEE,C/Vt&\tC> BACK ONLY V/«ja>CONTAIM / Q4&.576 NAMES' TODAY IS ANhLIYERSA! NEW YORK.— n was me recent I "Bill Victor, who had to lie li: 'practical Joke" experience ot a the orchestra pit, wafe as worried Manhattan hearse driver tiiat lea | as the rest of us. He wanted to said 1 of giving him the information In (lie lines 1 spoke from Ihe stage. I explained that 1 would try to ad lib something that would give hhn to tile spinning, of Ihe forthcoming know the result too. So I sai yarn. 1 " would try nnd find some way If you missed the hearse driver story, then briefly it went like this: After the Kentucky Derby, a note arrived tellbig Ihe young man that he had won a certain pool of $25,000. The New York newspaper carried his photo and interviewed him on whal he was going with all that money; he drew $100 from the bank and gave all the boys ,a large party that night—and the next morning learned that it was a lions arranged by the undertaking parlor lads, seeking to amuse themselves between funerals. * « * At any rate, .several of \is -were lounging on an elaborate moving picture set over In Astoria, L. I., when Charlie Ruggles, the charnc- ter ! comic, recalled a "practical . The annoiincemcnl of former Senator Joseph I. .France ot Maryland as a .candiclnto for the Republican nomination for president arouses no enthusiasm among party leaders, according to n report' from Baltimore. No vlve U France, as .It \s'ere. -. .Professor Pltkln of Columbia. University ;ays that often older persons may master a new subject more quickly than young collegians. Perhaps we'd better try these new dances another flutter. By Williams a tip-off. "Now the play in which we were appearing was a melodramatic war play. And In the last act. I was shot by the enemy while carrying a message through Ihe lines. Then I collapsed on Ihe singe and whispered my last words into the cars of Louis Slone, who played Ihe commanding officer. I "Just before T went on with the scene, the message came that our horse had won. Stone and I were prancing about back-stage. He went on, and then I began to wondei how I could get Ihe news lo Vic- lor in tlie band pit. "At that moment my cue came. A back-stage shot was fired and I NEW RUSSIAN' COMMAND On June 4, 1317, General Alsx- iiulcr Brusiloff became command- T-in-cliief of the Russian armies, iiicceeding Qcncral Michael Alex;ff, who had resigned. Another, important resignation vhicli took place in Russia at this time occurred when A. I. Konova- off. minister of commerce and trade, resigned localise of a disa- 3rccm«nt wilh the minister of labor concerning economic and fin- inclal question'. .Many slrixes followed in Pelrcgrad. On this day at the front the Italians drove the Austrinns from caplured advance positions on the western slopes of San Marco. CHURCH EXCUSES . By George W. Barhamr I have been a member of one j Nov.- not so long a°o we had a of the most prominent churches J new man and I suppose it was on .:_. ..... ------ ._ . ap- a long time. I've never been person tc complain about the way our church members and the nas- tor do things, but I feel like ihcy try nnd take advantage of ofte at accoum 0 [ mj . pearance chat lie came to the conclusion thru 1 was one of these fellows who is always wanting to help out in services. And without times. Now I like to do every- j even asking me if I prayed in pub- Ihin? I can to help out but some- lie he waited until all was ready limes the minister gets one In trouble especially if a new preacher comes in. Of course a new minister is like any other man taking a new position he has to Ifarn who arc the leaders and who he can depend upon to do the necessary work. 1 sometimes think that a church should get a man and kesp him ar. long as he will stay and it might be a good Idea if it could be arranged so that he would have to stay: In that way he would always know just who to call on. for the prayer and he called on me to lend, and if the floor hadn't been pretty weU jointed I mas- have gone through, to save my life I could meet his demand. Now in spite of the heavy activity of Allied airmen, the British advance .This is also the anniversary of I on the western Trout was tcmpor- the terrific fi£hiing at Lens when, aiily checked. if he had asked me to take up the collection or put In a little extra cash I could have responded promptly, so I parsed the word on to my wife. You may be sure I lost no time aller that Sunday in telling the Minister never tn do thai again as. it cost me too much. If I had to pay out five or ten • dollars extra every ISimday it would make my. church expenses come too high. After that when we got u new preacher I lost no time In telling; him what I could do, so there would b? no further embarrassment or extra expense- joke" tale of the old thealer. U was bad; In Los Angeles when the old __ o _ .,.._ . vipr'osct) was oper'allng as a popu- staggered on, collapsing'as usual. :ar-priccd stock company theater. As I was supposed to be lying ihere. Louis Stone, now an eminent film , dying, a vision was also supposed performer, was of nm-. to'come lo me. ny a romantic play;' Rugglcs was | Stone's lines went something the juvenile and Victor Scheming- ] like this: 'And what do you .see. my er -was leader of the orchestra. I boy. in tills vision?' . . was variously an usher and a back- »j fnirly shouted over Ihe foot- slage fhinky. sneaking away from high school, because the stage iu- terrstrd me more. Stock -players, in those days received but modest wages, and Stone. Ruggles and the musical dirmoi lights, 'I see a Golden Dawn coming over a hill—fasler and faster comgs Ihe Golden Da\vn. beating all pursuing storms.' "There were, of course, no such lines in the play. I had managed sought lo Increase their worldly, to get the news about our horse goods by dabbling now and then over the footlights, but all the ac- In race horse b:(s. One day. Just | tors slood around wondering if T before a matinee, they got a tip; hart gone nutty. 1 had to hurry bac!: lhat n horss with some such name lp my cue-line, before Ihey sol mix- as Golden Dawn was "going lo be , cd up, and Viclor was so excited lie brought in." Sn the three poolsd i could liarclly wait for the curtain, such money as they had nl the mo- ' Without washing moke-un off. we ir.ent and losscd it on this lone all ran next door to a little beer shot, which was listed at about IS - place—for this was before prohi- 10 1- bltion—and began to plan a grand 'Well." as Thiggles relates, "th.''celebration without money, time of the race was that of the "But. alas, before dinner time, last net of the play. And. since wo we learned that my friend has just were terribly anxious to know how been funny. Our horse had not won we came out. I arranged lo have a and we had our dinner over the friend notify me in my dressing free-lunch counter. room. (Copyright. 1931. NBA Service. Tnci Rising Cost of Medical Care Due to Progress of Science KDITOR'S NOTE: This l s me arc today aluicsl 1.000.000 bed; last of two articles by Dr. Kishtwin; available in hosnllals. and al least on the cost of hospital and mccli- two-thirds of all of the physicians "I ««• : licensed to practice in the United * " " States are associated with the lios- BV I>R MORRIS F1SHHE1X : pitnls in some manner. Ot the Editor. Journal of the American 98.491 physicians now associated Association, and of lly- with hospitals. 45.000. or almost SO Ufa. the Hralth Macaiinr per cent, are specialisls. The progress of scientific mcril- cd with some 15 per cent of spc- cine is. no doubt, chljfly respcn- clalists In 1905. slbh for the Increase In the cost of Another factor has been the rtc- medical education, the increase In v.^lopment of technical assistants the cost of medical c.ire, (lie rife in medical care. Including dirli- of specialization, and the trcmen- tians, physical therapy technicians, dous development of hospitals. Modern medical education n quires at least right years ol young man's life al an annual ex-; physicians licensed lo pens* of J1200 a year. Modern ? ! '- "— *•-"- X-ray technicians, nurses, orderlies j and social service workers, so that; today, in addition to the 155.000. practice' Stales,' ... medicine in Ihe Uniled , online diagnosis in a difficult case •. there arc at least 2.000.000 addi-1 demands the u.*c of a tremendous! tionnl workers who devote prac-1 amount of scientific apparatus and i tically all of their tlm? to the care j the application of the highest mcd- of the sick. Since labor cost is leal talent. In the hospital, such apparatus Is made generally avail- one of the highest costs In any icrvlcc, Ihesc facts inusl be con- 'fit | abb; in the hospital, also, the sldcrcd In connection with tlV3 iji I services ot many physicians in var- cost o( medical care. jious specialties arc easily access!- \ The development of university b!c to (lie patient. j practice, group practice, medical Hospitals have Increased from ] centers, contract practice, indus- approxmulcly 1000 in 1900 lo '50001 irial pratlcc and similar changes in 1910. nnd o 6719 tn 1930. There I n the nature of medcnl pract'cc, h«s | GUIDE ... COUNSELOR ...FRIEND What is the best soap for dishes, for woolens, for the toilet? How much is rib roast today? How much for the new shoes Billy needs? Where can I get rompers and sun suits for Mary? Can I afford new linoleum for the kitchen now? What about a new chair or two for the porch? An electric fan would be nice, but how much does it cost? In this very newspaper you will probably find the answers to these and many other questions. Questions you must answer if you are to be sure of getting the best value for your money, the most out of your weekly budget. Advertising is a friendly thing, ready to help you plan every purchase, to fit it to your need and your purse. As you sit at home reading the newspaper, study the advertisements, and make your decisions at your leisure, free from the bustle and confusion of the market-place. Consult the advertisements before you buy

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